Weissenberg awardee: Olivier Pouliquen

Olivier Pouliquen

Olivier Pouliquen is a CNRS Research Director at the Mechanical and Engineering Institute of Aix Marseille University, within the IUSTI Laboratory. He obtained a PhD in fluid mechanics and instabilities at the École Polytechnique under the supervision of Patrick Huerre and Jean Marc Chomaz, before becoming interested by the physics of granular media during a post-doc with Stuart Savage in Montreal. He has since explored the flow of divided media, and with his colleagues of the SOFT group at IUSTI, he has explored the rheology of granular materials, dense suspensions and more recently cohesive materials in search of a continuous description of these complex disordered media. He is fellow of the European Mechanics Society (Euromech), has received the Mergier Bourdeix prize of the French Academy in 2017 and the silver medal of the CNRS in 2018.

Olivier will present a talk entitled "How grains flow? The rheology of granular systems, from sand to sticky grains"

Oldroyd awardee: Qian Huang

Qian Huang

Qian Huang is a professor at Sichuan University, China. She obtained her Ph.D. in molecular rheology of complex fluids from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2013. Then she continued working at DTU as a postdoc and later a researcher until 2020. In 2021 she joined the Polymer Research Institute at Sichuan University. Her current research studies the nonlinear extensional rheology and elastic fracture of polymer liquids as a function of their molecular structures by combining rheology, fluorescence microscopy and neutron/X-ray scattering techniques.

Qian will present a talk entitled “Influence of macromolecular architectures and chemical structures on extensional rheology of polymer melts.”